The Illinois' Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a statewide data driven plan developed in partnership by the Department and key safety stakeholders and includes comprehensive and coordinated safety strategies involving Engineering, Education, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services with the goal to eliminate all fatal and serious injury crashes on all Illinois roadways. The SHSP contains ten emphasis areas to focus resources and efforts based on data and improve the safety performance of roadways through design and traffic operations, change roadway user behavior through traffic law enforcement and education programs, and enhance emergency response as it relates to all public roads.
The SHSP builds upon and improves data, data systems, safety analysis and evaluation and is the overarching plan used to implement programs and initiatives through the Highway Safety Plan (to address alcohol use, vehicle occupant protection, and other behavioral programs), the Highway Safety Improvement Program (roadway infrastructure safety), and the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (commercial vehicle and driver safety) to reduce fatalities and life-altering injuries on Illinois roadways. The Illinois SHSP augments to the Department’s Long Range Transportation Plan and contains performance-driven strategies that focus limited highway safety resources toward this common goal. Select a tab to learn more!
State Safety Engineer
Bureau of Safety Engineering
Division of Highways